| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program.
The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:37 AM
The newest member of Maryland's congressional delegation has hired two Capitol Hill veterans to lead his office while retaining two members of his campaign staff in key positions.
Democrat John Delaney, who ousted 10-term Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in last...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 7:38 AM
As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else.
"Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The agency charged with overseeing federal buildings said Monday it will begin reviewing sites for a new FBI headquarters, formally launching a competition that has quietly pitted Maryland against its neighbors for more than a year.
State and local...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans quickly squared off Thursday over the confirmation of Labor Secretary nominee and Marylander Tom Perez -- preparing for a fight that is likely to intensify after a Senate committee voted along party lines to advance...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:07 PM
President Barack Obama told several hundred people gathered at a Baltimore manufacturing plant on Friday that he would keep his administration focused on the economic recovery -- despite a series of political scandals that have rocked the administration...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Baltimore-made "House of Cards" brought some extra Hollywood star power to the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night in Washington.
Here's Kevin Spacey starring in the "House of Nerds" spoof video (above) that topped the event. He's superb....
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
What does it require to get members of Congress to take action quickly and decisively on an issue of federal spending? Now we know. The possibility that they will be delayed in an airport terminal somewhere waiting for a flight out of town is apparently...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has thrown some weight behind electing Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert, to Congress.
O'Malley is the only governor on a list of more than 30 high-profile Democrats hosting a Colbert...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In their op-ed piece calling on Congress to "Fix the sequester before it's too late" (April 5), Rep. Steny Hoyer and Gov. Martin O'Malley assert that Maryland is on the verge of eliminating its long-standing structural deficit.
To the extent that is...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...